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The Official Kyushu Travel Guide

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About Kyushu

Endless energy, wild beauty and warm smiles

About Kyushu

Endless energy, wild beauty and warm smiles

Japan’s southernmost island is a dynamic landscape of active volcanoes, hot springs and fertile farmlands. Kyushu is epitomized by the words Energy, Fertility and Gateway, representing its natural energy and dynamic people, the rich soil that blesses the island with delicious food, and its history as a link between Japan and the world.

Kyushu is a land of energy, from its vibrant people to its famous volcanoes. Rich volcanic soil and regular rainfall have contributed to the region’s reputation as a gourmet destination, famous for its citrus fruits, seafood, and rich, pork-based ramen.

Kyushu is closer to Korea than Tokyo but easily reached from every major city in Japan. More than anything, Kyushu is characterized by the friendly people who call this island home. Over a thousand years of connections with other cultures has created a sense of warmth and acceptance, welcoming newcomers with a smile.

Energy

The people of Kyushu live in harmony with nature’s power. It’s an exciting landscape that exists nowhere else, of wide plains, relaxing beaches, active volcanoes, dramatic calderas and abundant hot springs. Feel the energy of Kyushu’s dynamic people and natural power. It’s an island full of life.

Fertility

Thanks to Kyushu’s warm climate, bountiful seas and rich soil, this is an island of abundance, famous for its food. Feast on delicious dishes, created with love and care. Explore the many shades of green, from terraced rice fields and rolling farmlands to deep emerald gorges and mysterious forests that will soothe your soul.

Gateway

Close to Asia and ringed by sea, Kyushu is the historic gateway to Japan, known for being open to new ideas. Its culture and traditions have been enriched by active trade and interaction with the rest of Asia. The people of Kyushu have welcomed visitors for thousands of years, and are ready to welcome you, too.

Getting Here

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